On Friday, Jan. 6, the BNA held one of our regular storytelling evenings, which take place on the first Friday of odd-numbered months. Afifi Durr, with her long experience in the Seattle Storytellers Guild, presides over these warm, lively events. Jon and Amy Anscher graciously offer their home — at least, until we outgrow their space! Above you see the gathering on that January evening, with Lance Lambert telling a suspenseful story from his youth.
If you haven’t come yet, consider yourself welcome! You can just enjoy listening to others tell stories from their lives or others’ lives or folktales or whatever, or you can tell one yourself. For example, Ian Taylor has masterfully delivered long sections of Dylan Thomas’ A Child’s Christmas in Wales — with flawless memory — and in response to popular demand, he’s promised more.
The only requirement is that a story be 5 to 7 minutes long (meaning, of course, that tellers practice beforehand). Occasionally stories are even shorter. People whose first language is not English are very welcome, as are children and teens.
Please come to our next gathering, from 7:00 to 9:00 on Friday, March 3, at the Anscher home, 16010 25th Ave NE. Feel free to bring a snack to share.